Building and maintaining the infrastructure that makes modern societies work – that’s what civil engineering is all about. From highways and bridges to dams and airports, civil engineers design, build and manage the public and private works that make modern life possible.
With a master’s degree from the University of Idaho’s outstanding civil engineering program, you can anticipate a challenging and productive career in any number of fields critical to the sustenance and progress of modern society. Our emphasis on rigorous engineering fundamentals and their socially responsible application to design, will provide you with the comprehensive expertise, practical experience, exceptional faculty guidance and professional connections you need to launch an exciting and highly rewarding career in one of the world’s most important and valued professions.
Recognized as a regional leader in civil engineering education, the University of Idaho offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Areas of emphasis include:
- Structural engineering
- Transportation engineering
- Environmental engineering
- Pavements and construction materials
- Geotechnical engineering
- Water resources
- Geological engineering
You'll learn skills that prepare you to confidently design and supervise the construction of structural systems such as bridges, roads, airports and tunnels, as well as water systems for supply and sewage processing. With this advanced level of education and knowledge, you will become a valuable asset to engineering firms with the ability to factor all costs, regulations, hazards and maintenance into the safety and efficiency of their designs.
The civil engineering program at the University of Idaho is widely known and respected. We have an excellent reputation for producing quality graduates who are well prepared to succeed in the field of civil engineering. The University of Idaho Civil Engineering Department received the inaugural Walter LeFevre Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), recognizing the department's dedication and commitment to licensure, ethics and professionalism.
In addition, our engineering students score substantially higher than the national university average on the Fundamentals of Engineering national board examination. Over the past five years, our pass rate has averaged 98 percent compared to the national average of 64 percent.
Our educational offerings include master's and doctoral programs through distance learning media and off-campus centers. Graduate programs are offered in three Idaho locations: Moscow, Boise and Idaho Falls.